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Onions cleaned surrounded by skin. Be trimmed mustache. Top left as pointed. Onions are upright and with a sharp knife cut the top, middle, vertical, almost solid, where were his mustache. Then cut crosswise, and thereafter the 8 parts. onions are put in a bowl and pour hot water. Check after about two minutes, how is softened and can be dissolved by color. It is better to remain tight for standing up internal * * lotus petals. Drained and used for decoration. * course can be used in different size and color onions. * The hotter the water, the faster the onion softens and becomes transparent. * I read somewhere that can be used beetroot juice or paint in the water or on the tops of the lotus to preach pink food dye so that only they are colored.